Reader's Notes - E-reader Readers Read More

From Ariel Bogle's Moby Lives blog at Melville House comes a brief but pithy synthesis of several studies about changing reading habits -- or perhaps purchasing habits -- out there in the public.  Although I've written from time to time here about the shift from the printed page to the electronic screen, I've certainly never been alarmist.  In my experience -- as an educator and a person whose worked around books my whole life --  digital books are transforming reading in a similar way that digital music transformed listening habits.  From the consumer side of things, digitized books are less expensive, more portable, and there's much more variety available in digital libraries and bookstores.  At any rate, check out Ariel Bogle's piece at Melville House for the numbers and trend analysis.  Keep in mind that Melville House releases a fair number of digital books -- but who doesn't these days?

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